We hear it at many Continuing Legal Education programs. Someone who either arrived late or was visiting with colleagues, boots up their computer and the Windows Startup sound plays while the first speaker is talking. This is not too embarrassing unless it is really loud because you were up late the night before blasting out iTunes or some Internet radio station while finishing that brief. Here's a Law Practice Tip you can accomplish in less than a minute. Turn the Windows Startup sound off. (Even if you have a desktop machine, haven't you really heard it enough by now in your office?) Just go to Control Panel -Sound-Sounds. Then uncheck the Play Windows Startup sound box and click Apply.